When I was at school I was one of those kids who loved getting there early just so I could play football with my friends before the bell rang. As soon as I arrived I’d head straight for the yard, chuck my schoolbag on the ground to make some goal posts and burn off some steam for half an hour before I had to sit down and try to focus for the ENTIRE morning.
Even back then the contents of my schoolbag were pretty valuable, especially when I had my trainers, football boots and even a mobile phone in there. As a few of the following stats point out though, the average value of the contents in a child’s schoolbag has risen drastically in recent years. Parents may also be unaware that most of the time the contents of a schoolbag are not even insured if they were to get damaged or even worse, stolen. So is it time to think again about schoolbag insurance, checking your existing policies to see if the most valuable items of a schoolbag are covered and taking steps to add them to the policy if they are not?
We all love to save money where we can but are there some money saving ideas you would draw the line at? Here are a few ones I have come across which you might not have tried yet? Would you be happy doing any of them?
Are you currently sat in your house reading this post wondering how on earth you are going to earn some extra money? There are no jobs out there you think, and even if there are how will I juggle being a parent and all the commitments that come along with working? If this is the dilemma you face then perhaps you could consider becoming a childminder.
Illness is something which can occur unexpectedly and out of the blue. Sometimes though the effects of an illness can stay with you for a long time affecting many aspects of your daily life. It can be extremely frustrating not being able to do what you once could but it can be even more frustrating when the illness begins to hit your finances, especially if you have a family you are trying to provide for. Hopefully you will have some savings put away in an emergency fund but these will likely soon become exhausted if your illness really does prove to be long term. So what else can you do to cope financially during a long term illness?
We all love to save money but what is the weirdest thing you would do in order to spend less cash on food? There have been some very strange money saving ideas in the news lately which have made me wonder how far I would go in order to spend less.